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Yellingbo, Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment, Australia
Have you ever wanted to contribute to conservation of a threatened species? The Helmeted Honeyeater is Victoria's state emblem and is listed as: 1. Critically endangered (DSE Advisory List Of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna In Victoria - 2007) 2. Threatened (Victorian Govt. Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) 3. Critically endangered (Federal Govt. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Can people make a difference to this bird's long-term survival? We believe anyone can. Check out the 'Take action' button on our homepage (www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au), then contact us for more details.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bouncing back with the rains?

20th May 2011. An exciting and significant observation happened at Yellingbo when at least three Helmeted Honeyeaters were spotted in swamp habitat that the birds had become 'locally extinct' from for almost two years. A colony of up to 11 breeding pairs once existed there prior to its extinction. It has been suspected that the extinction from this area had been due to habitat decline associated with drying of the floodplain. It is unknown at this stage whether the group of Helmeted Honeyeaters were temporarily using or genuinely re-colonizing the site. Hopefully, habitat at this site has recovered sufficiently to support a breeding colony of Helmeted Honeyeaters once again! Overall, 46 individuals have been recorded at Yellingbo sites in recent months.

Monday, May 23, 2011

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What did you do for International Day of Biodiversity - 22 May?

If you missed it, don't despair. Any time is a good time to take action for biodiversity. Check out a whole range of ideas here

Or if you're looking for a planting day on various Fridays during May-September 2011, look here